Vadivu Mahendran is a resident of Mogappair, Chennai. She has been largely involved in working with children and adolescents, and also translates program materials for their study. Occasionally, she enjoys writing Tamil poetry about human qualities and preservation of nature.
How has Chennai handled the outbreak of novel coronavirus so far? What does it say about the nature of our cities? A piece in Tamil by Vadivu Mahendran that delves into the various aspects of the outbreak.
The announcement of board exams for students of Classes 5 and 8 (which was subsequently rolled back) caused considerable stress to students and parents. Our citizen journalist and young parent Vadivu Mahendran makes a case for fewer exams for younger classes.